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Malta Fashion Week 2017 Details Announced

Valletta 2018 Foundation Chairman Jason Micallef said Valletta 2018 is proud to have the Mercedes-Benz Malta Fashion Week included in its European Capital of Culture Programme in the run up to 2018. It attracts crowds of over 13,000 people to attend and participate in Malta’s most prestigious fashion event. Malta Fashion Week is, with every […]

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Runners Crowdfund for First Autism Handbook in Maltese

Thanks to the efforts of four runners, parents of children in Malta diagnosed with Autism can hope to receive a Maltese language handbook to help guide them as they adjust to life with this news. The initiative is spearheaded by a campaign on crowdfunding website ZAAR, in which the brave runners will complete a grueling […]

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Piano is the most popular instrument among music students

Starting this Monday 8 May and going on until the 22 May, the Malta Society of Arts (MSA) will be hosting its bi-annual practical music examinations with the London College of Music (LCM), which is the largest specialist music and performing arts institution in the UK. The MSA has been the representative of the LCM […]

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Malta Welcomes 8,000 Visitors for AMP Lost & Found Festival

Malta has once again proved its worth as a thriving upmarket festival destination, as 8,000 revellers chose to make the trip here to enjoy last weekend’s AMP Lost & Found Festival. Locally organised by 356 Group, the event is the first and largest of its kind on the island with a jam-packed itinerary that spanned […]

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Send Bad Dad Chris Dingli to North America!

Actor, writer and comedian Chris Dingli is taking his one-man comedy Bad Dad on tour to North America. To help cover the cost of the tour, Dingli has launched a crowdfunding campaign throughout the month of April. Anyone backing the project can choose from a multitude of rewards in exchange for their support including tickets […]

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The 11th Edition of International Spring Orchestra Festival Launched!

Featuring strong Viennese elements in Karl Fiorini’s programme for the 2017 edition of the ISO Festival. Starting on 28 April and ending on 9 May, this year’s International Spring Orchestra Festival (ISO) will boast 12 concerts, held in various venues all over the capital, including at Pjazza Teatru Rjal, Our Lady of Victories Church, Auberge de Castille, Palazzo […]

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Luxury Corporate Yacht Charters in Malta

Reflecting the best of Mediterranean living, Azure Ultra’s dedicated corporate yacht charter service creates the perfect setting for hosting business-related events with a difference. Based in the sun-kissed island of Malta, leading European luxury yacht charter specialist Azure Ultra boasts a varied portfolio of lifestyle products and exclusive charter options. Recently the brand has taken […]

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Going Fractional: The Yacht Ownership Alternative

There’s something incredibly alluring about spending time cruising the seas, with nothing but shimmering blue waters encircling the yacht of your dreams. As appealing as Mediterranean boating lifestyle can sound, one must be fully aware of how binding it can become before turning it into a permanent reality. The Downsides to Owning a Yacht Yachting […]

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Launch of Mediterranean Culinary Academy’s First Gastro Pop-Up

Pollen will showcase the MCA’s unique approach to innovative and sustainable food in the region, over a six-course dinner with drinks pairings. Foodies in Malta are in for a gastronomic treat later this month, with the launch of the Mediterranean Culinary Academy’s pop-up dining concept, Pollen. This first-in-a-series event will take place over three evenings […]

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Local music talent you should definitely check out

Our goal is to shine the spotlight on individuals and brands who take something ordinary, and make it extraordinary. We want to appreciate, celebrate, and open the doors to luxury. And what is art – what is music – if not the transmutation of the ordinary into magic? Malta is itself undergoing a transformation – […]

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Open call for an interdisciplinary production

€10,000 inclusive of VAT will be awarded to the chosen application.       The Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union in collaboration with the Malta International Arts Festival are announcing an open call for an interdisciplinary production (theatre, dance, music, new media) linking one or more of the themes of the […]

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First Edition of the Malta World Music Festival to take place this May

Arts Council Malta announced the launch of the Malta World Music Festival (MWMF), with its first edition being held on the 19th and 20th May at Fort St Elmo, Valletta. At the heart of the Mediterranean sea, Malta has always been at the crossroads of diverse peoples, where the presence of different traditions and influences […]

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Valletta 2018: A driver for Culture, Business and Tourism

Research shows that Valletta 2018 European Capital of Culture is driving improvements in the organisation of cultural events in the capital city, the development of its urban fabric as well as business, tourism and the city’s international visibility. The findings, from a series of quantitative and qualitative research studies carried out by the Valletta 2018 […]

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And the Oscar goes to..

What a night! The 89th Edition of the Oscars will surely be remembered for the years to come, with an unprecedented gaffe when they pulled a Steve Harvey and announced the wrong winner. I’ll be honest here, I was gutted to learn that La La Land, a tell-tale movie of passionate dancing, lost the Best […]

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Carnival 2017: a step away from making the Carnival Project a dream come true

The programme for the Carnival celebrations was announced today during a press conference at Pjazza Teatru Rjal addressed by the Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government Dr Owen Bonnici, Festivals Director Ms Annabelle Stivala Attard, Carnival Artistic Director Mr Jason Busuttil and the Chair of the Valletta 2018 Foundation Mr Jason Micallef. This year’s […]

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LA LA LAND – The Prelude of Times Gone By

“A treasured memory is the lasting gift of time well spent” – Tim Fargo Growing up and spending a great deal of time with my grandparents captured my imagination about what it must have been living in the Golden Age of post-war era. Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby became my childhood pals more than any […]

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First impressions of Malta

Malta is well known for its party scene and beach culture in the summer months. But, is there more to the islands than this? Yes of course, Malta a lot more going for it as I have been discovering in the last month. I am in Malta as part of my programme of studies and […]

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There’s more to a cave than stone – Dinner and a show at the Jazz Cave

The 40s through 70s boasted a variety of options for what is known as the dinner show. Around 5 decades later, the long-forgotten experience of sophisticated dining in an elegant restaurant while being serenaded by a charming vocalist on the front stage, is being brought back to life. Enter The Jazz Cave; The resulting combination […]

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5 (simple) ways to Detox

I know, you’ve already heard it all…New Year, New You! But it really doesn’t have to be a drastic overhaul. Here’s how.     Tweak your diet We’re not talking big plans here. No complex schedules. Opt for small changes: Swap your coffee or tea for green tea. Add a glass of water (or three). […]

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Celebrate a New Year with a difference (and a touch of class): Our 6 picks

If you’re still at a loss for what to do this New Year’s Eve, don’t worry,  you’re not alone. Inviting friends and family over for a party at home is a lovely idea, but if you’re still reeling from the Christmas Day cooking marathon, we’ve shortlisted 6 places that guarantee a spectacular opening to 2017, […]

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Introducing: The Yacht Holiday

For many people, the idea of taking a week off typically involves getting on a plane and jetting off to some exotic, faraway place. Even though the aim is to relax, it cannot be forgotten that this takes a lot of planning, arranging, and some initial pressure to book all the logistics of your stay […]

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Valletta’s Glistening Glass Christmas Tree

The Christmas season has officially begun for Mdina Glass with the annual re-appearance of the glassmaker’s popular 7 metre Christmas tree, and the start of the Mdina Glass Open Week pre-Christmas sale. The Christmas tree is made from over 2,000 mouth-blown glass baubles of varying colours and sizes, attached to an inner structure. Just like […]

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New Schedule of Courses Announced at the Malta Society of Arts

The extensive list of courses taught at the MSA in Valletta will enter its second semester this February Applications are now open for the Malta Society of Arts’ (MSA) new schedule of Winter Courses in the Visual, Applied and Performing Arts, and people of all ages are encouraged to apply. Students who are already enrolled […]

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Corinthia St George’s Bay becomes an official GoPro partner

Five-star Corinthia Hotel St George’s Bay launches its partnership with GoPro, encouraging guests to borrow their newest camera models and accessories free of charge from the hotel’s reception desk, and use the camera to capture immersive video and photo footage during their stay. The package comes with an 8GB SD card that guests have the […]

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Dine like a Star

Step on board 007’s yacht of choice for a long, leisurely day of fine wines, gourmet cuisine and magical maritime memories. Having featured in four James Bond blockbusters, Azure Ultra’s Sunseeker yachts are the ultimate in glamour and effortless sophistication. Now, as well as whisking couples and groups off on sensational sightseeing charters around the […]

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10 Adrenaline-fueled activities you can do in Malta

A simple google search is enough to find the points of interest in any country. Indeed, a visit to the three cities, Mdina, Mnajdra temples and St. John’s Co-Cathedral are always on any tourist’s itinerary. We have compiled a list of things to do for thrill seekers and for people keen on exploring the best […]

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Valletta will be buzzing with activity like never before!

Imagine: 2000 light bulbs over a block of buildings in Republic Street which can all be controlled by you! Festuni – light-bulb festoons that traditionally decorate rooftops and village squares during festa time – will be given a make-over fit for 2016 in an installation by Andrew Schembri, Festa Festun, which will consist of spectacular […]

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Events you didn’t know you could host at sea

Malta has a shortage of land, but an abundance of sea and the perfect climate to compliment it.  As summer draws to an end, you may want to host one final occasion at sea.  For those who have plenty of ideas for next year (perhaps some which you couldn’t do this time around), here are 5 occasions […]

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Ferrari 250 GT SWB to participate in Malta Classic

A rare Ferrari 250 GT SWB will participate in the 2016 edition of the Malta Classic (6-9th October). The 250 GT Berlinetta SWB—of which only 176 examples were built—was one of the most notable GT racers of its time. In 2004, Sports Car International placed the 250 GT SWB seventh on a list of Top […]

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5 Things to do with your children in Malta

Despite its size, Malta is a destination for young and old alike to enjoy. In fact its variety of landscapes and activities makes the island perfect for all groups, from friends and couples to senior citizens and young families. With affordable prices and a feeling of safety, the country is ideal for hanging out with your […]

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Treat your family with impressive views and a gentle sea breeze

No matter how much we grow up; a singular fact remains unchanged about us: we all wish to make our parents proud of our accomplishments. It is easy to forget about this truth when you become a parent yourself. Whether it is a graduation, a promotion or simply coming of age, any stepping stone towards […]

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Love the arts? Learn to create and perform yourself – Winter courses from the Malta Society of Arts

The Malta Society of Arts (MSA) recently published its list of winter courses and this is more dynamic than ever, including Saxophone training and Music Improvisation, as well as other highly-anticipated new additions. Other already-popular courses include Human Figure Nude Painting, Cake Decorating and Crib Building, and these are all bound to fill up fast […]

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Catch a glimpse of what makes a Maltese summer so special

It is precisely for the Maltese lifestyle that I moved back to the island some years ago.  In summer, life is so varied and active that I am drawn in every time. I used to profess not to be a lover of the summer: Soaring temperatures and humidity were never my best friends. However, this […]

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People and activities that enchanted at the Sliema Arts Festival

Although we arrived slightly later than planned – make that an hour (or two), the Tower road in Sliema was teeming with both tourists and locals walking along the promenade, pausing to look at artists drawing on canvas, or to listen at other painters explaining their finished works. The festival, which ran on the 15th, 16th, and 17th of July, had […]

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Celebrate your last night of freedom in style

Hen and stag parties are a great experience, marking the end of one’s single life, but even more importantly, it is the perfect opportunity to spend time with your friends after months of planning. For some people, it is a necessary ceremony fundamental for a successful wedding. Anyone can organize a hen or stag night […]

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How to spend your time in St Julian’s

With waterfront restaurants, modern nightlife and glistening blue bays, St Julian’s is one of Malta’s most popular coastal districts in Malta. With so much going on, it’s easy to while away a summer’s day in this lively neighbourhood. From dining at The Villa Restaurant and partying at BarCelona Lounge to sunbathing on the beach, relaxing […]

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What do you need to pack for a weekend away on the boat?

Preparing your luggage to go out to sea is always a bit of a chore. Most women start the process some time ahead, armed with a packing list and smart space-saving techniques. Men tend to be slightly less preoccupied, and by this I mean they just throw a bunch of clothes into a carry-on at […]

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Meet the local couple passionate about sailing the Maltese waters

Summer has well and truly arrived!  Driving around Malta today, from meeting to meeting, stuck in traffic jams and with the air conditioning struggling to keep the air at an acceptable temperature, I was dreaming of being on the water, as surely this is the only place to be during the hot Maltese summer. Located […]

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Diving the Maltese Islands in Style

The Maltese Islands are a cornucopia of natural harbours, bays, sheltered creeks, cliffs, reefs and wrecks. Malta is a dream destination for scuba diving and underwater photography with some of the clearest and bluest waters in the world. Here marine life exists in a healthy ecosystem and creates a colourful backdrop to the seabed and […]

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Take to the high seas for some effective TEAM BUILDING

Teambuilding develops a team’s efficiency and effectiveness in achieving a common goal. This can be done through improving the interaction and understanding of team roles. It also allows teams to address any conflict, encourages creativity and improves decision making skills. Teambuilding also allows employers to asses to the strengths and weaknesses of individual employees. But […]

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Back to Budapest for a full summer programme

I know we introduced you to Budapest in the Spring earlier this year.  However, we simply could not pass up sharing with you how this vibrant city stays alive throughout the entire summer season. Summer is a particularly beautiful time of year in Budapest. The castles glisten in the sunlight, the Danube is filled with […]

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Discover Malta from a professional guide’s perpective

I have written time and again about the beauty and historical legacy that Malta can offer to visitors to our islands, or even to locals who want to re-discover our local treasures. But my perspective is that of an aficionado and a fan of the archipelago I call home. This time round I wanted to […]

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Don’t forget the Gin

There is nothing like a cool breeze on a summer evening with a refreshing Gin & Tonic in hand. Born in the warmer climes of India thanks to the East India Company in the 1700s, this quintessentially British favourite, is the perfect cooler for drinking in the sun. The Spanish variation serves Gin-Tonic in a […]

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URIAH HEEP LIVE IN MALTA

29 July will be a day of celebration for all Maltese rock fans. The legendary classic rock band Uriah Heep will be performing live at Ta’ Liesse, Grand Harbour, Valletta.       Along with Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, Uriah Heep are one of the top rock bands which defined that sound of classic rock. Songs […]

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Malta & The Chamilia Malta Fashion Awards – The full run-down

I feel the anticipation growing every day as the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Malta  & The Chamilia Malta Fashion Awards draw nearer. From 14th to 21st May, the devoted followers of fashion from around the Maltese Islands are in for a real treat.  The 6th edition of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is set to be a real triumph, with […]

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Anthony Lucian Cauchi solo exhibition at Palazzo de Piro in May 2016

Of gods myths and legends: An exhibition by Anthony Lucian Cauchi,  currently being held at Palazzo de Piro. Anthony was born in Qormi (1948) but lives in San Gwann. He studied art at the Government School of Art (Drawing and Sculpture), St. Joseph Technical (Ceramic) School, M.C.A.S.T. Ceramic School, Targa-Cap and the Academy ‘Pietro Vannucci’ in Perugia, […]

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DEX Workspaces Launches Photographic Competition for Architecture Students

A photographic competition open to teams made up of undergraduate students reading for a degree in architecture and civil engineering at the University of Malta has been launched by DEX Workspaces, in collaboration with Vitra and the Society of Architecture and Civil Engineering Students (SACES) Malta. Public votes and a panel of judges from Vitra […]

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Experience the traditional Swedish Midsummer Festival

If you want to party like a Swede join the biggest celebration of the year: the Midsummer festival. The summer solstice is celebrated with families and friends reunited for one weekend enjoying the nice weather, drinking, eating, singing, and dancing. The start of summer holidays Swedes like to flow with the rhythms of nature. At […]

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Dance, acrobatics and music at the Malta International Arts Festival in July

On the 8th July, the Vertical Waves Project will be turning the walls of Malta’s National Library in Republic Square, into a stage, as performers combine acrobatics, dance and climbing to create ‘vertical’ performances. Born in 2010 out of a collaboration between video and sound designer, Aldo Aliprandi and Marianna Andrigo, choreographer and vertical performer, […]

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Discover the artist in you during weekly tutorials with Jeni Caruana

Unique in its flexibility as a venue, Palazzo de Piro has been transformed into one of Malta’s premier hubs of culture and activity.The Palazzo features a program of various collections held by the Metropolitan Cathedral Museum and is also host to a wide variety of artistic events. Summer sees the start of open air artistic […]

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